Title: Eugene Field Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1872-1899
Extent: 127 pieces
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Acquired from Bixby, 1918; Eugene Field Jr., 1925; Sotheby's, Dec. 1958; Dorothy Pierce, 1959; Fred Field, Dec. 7, 1965.
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[Identification of item], Eugene Field Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Eugene Field (1850-1895), American poet and journalist, was born and raised in St. Louis and in 1873 he married Julia Sutherland
Comstock, also of Missouri. Before marrying Julia Comstock, Field took an extended trip to Europe and on his return he began
working for a number of newspapers around the country, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and Chicago.
Collection of manuscripts by Eugene Field, mostly autograph copies of his own poems, and letters written by and to Field.
Contains a large number of letters from Field to his wife, both before and after they were married, many dating from his trip
to Europe in 1873.